Police to begin massive arrest of face mask violators in Lagos

Police to begin massive arrest of face mask violators in Lagos

- The police command in Lagos has taken a stern decision against face mask violators

- The force has decided to arrest and prosecute violators

- This was disclosed by the commissioner of police in the state, Hakeem Odumosu, on Tuesday, July 7

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Lagosians who are bent on going to public places without wearing face masks as directed by the state and federal government will have to deal with the police henceforth.

The police command in the state through its commissioner, CP Hakeem Odumosu, on Tuesday, July 7, said that the force has the order of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to arrest all violators of COVID-19 prevention guidelines, The Nation reports.

In fact, Odumosu revealed that so far, the police command has arrested not less than 3,802 offenders between April and June.

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Police to begin massive arrest of face mask violators in Lagos

Police to begin massive arrest of face mask violators in Lagos
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The commissioner said: “...we are going to be stricter now because we have noticed that some people do not wear at all while others hang it on their chins. That is not the purpose of the directive.

“The face mask must be properly worn to cover the mouth and nose. That is how it will serve its purpose. Our people must know that the policy is for their safety and that of society."

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a 20-year-old lady identified as Grace Ishicheli Kenechi has left social media users buzzing following her recent creation. Kenechi who is a first-class graduate of anatomy from Delta State University decided to start making face masks.

However, Kenechi was making hers using beads. Following WHO's position on face masks which clearly states that if an individual is healthy, they only need to wear a mask if you were taking care of a person with the virus, Kenechi was inspired to make her own type of face masks.

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According to her, medical experts disagree that wearing face masks protects one from getting infected.

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She revealed that she decided to make them after seeing people re-use disposable masks and find it hard to breathe through the masks. She also added that the beaded mask would prevent people from unconsciously touching their faces.

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